Immediate Release: April 22, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (email@example.com)
tennis concludes regular season with 5-2 win at Stony Brook
BROOK, N.Y.-- Visiting Binghamton (14-2, 4-0 AE) swept the doubles
points and survived a pair of third-set super tiebreaking losses
to defeat Stony Brook (10-6, 2-2 AE) in an America East Conference
women's tennis match on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, the
Bearcats close out the regular season with five straight wins.
Binghamton has now gone 12-0 against America East Conference
opponents during the regular season since the start of the 2004-05
season. In the four conference matches this season, the Bearcats
went a perfect 12-0 in doubles action.
After winning all three doubles matches against Stony Brook,
the Bearcats found themselves in third-set super tiebreakers
at first, second and third singles. Senior Lya
Kushnirovich (Brooklyn, N.Y.) beat Cludia Sunua 7-5,
1-6, 10-6 at No. 2 singles but fellow senior Zeynep
Altinay (Ankara, Turkey) lost to Paola Rodolfi 3-6, 6-0,
12-10 at No. 1 singles. At the third slot, sophomore Juliana
Umeki (Mogi de Cruises, Brazil) was defeated by Erica
Federgreen 4-6, 7-6 (4), 10-5.
In the lower half on the singles lineup, however, the Bearcats
swept all three matches in straight sets. Freshman Danyelle
Shapiro (Boca Raton, Fla.) defeated Brooke Flanigan at
fourth singles 6-2, 6-0, sophomore Nicole
Scarangella (Massapequa, N.Y.) took a 6-3, 6-3 decision
over Victoria Vovsha at fifth singles and freshman Erica
Rosenblum (Albany, N.Y.) beat Shaina Murugan at the sixth
position 6-0, 6-3.
The Bearcats head to the America East Tournament next weekend
in New Haven, Conn. The brackets will be released on Wednesday.
NOTES: Kushnirovich now has an 84-31 record in singles
matches all time. She trails Altinay, the program's all-time
leader, by two wins ... Altinay and Kushnirovich remain tied
for first all time with 70 doubles wins.
Paola Rodolfi (SB) def. Zeynep Altinay (BING) 3-6, 6-0, 12-10
2. Lya Kushnirovich (BING) def. Claudia Sanua (SB) 7-5, 1-6,
3. Erica Federgreen (SB) def. Juliana Umeki (BING) 4-6, 7-6 (4),
4. Danyelle Shapiro (BING) def. Brooke Flanigan (SB) 6-2, 6-0
5. Nicole Scarangella (BING) def. Victoria Vovsha (SB) 6-3, 6-3
6. Erica Rosenblum (BING) def. Shaina Murugan (SB) 6-0, 6-3
Kushnirovich & Umeki (BING) def. Federgreen & Rodolfi
2. Rosenblum & Altinay (BING) def. Sanua & Flanigan (SB)
3. Scarangella & Shapiro (BING) def. Vovsha & Caitlin
Crowley (SB) 8-1